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Apparently Michigan is in the Eastern time zone. In retrospect I probably already knew that but it never occurred to me to even check. Luckily, I was alerted to this fact the night before I went on my road trip to Southgate, Michigan, and, therefore, made it in plenty of time to watch the calamari eating contest! I woke up at 6am Saturday and was at the Starbucks on the corner by 7. I needed coffee to keep me going. What really is funny to me is that driving the 2 hours to Champaign used to feel like forever and a...

This weekend was three-day weekend #1. I have five more three-day weekends and two four-day weekends ahead of me this summer. And I plan to fill them all! Here was my Memorial Day Weekend in Decatur, Michigan in ten items or less: 1. Friday night I met up with Nadia for dinner at Cheesecake Factory. Despite the fact that they have the most extensive menu ever we both ended up ordering the same chicken dish (Chicken Costoletta). We got different cheesecakes though. I got the carrot cake cheesecake (YUM) and probably immediately gained back the five pounds I lost from walking around...